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Dr Vicki Goodwin MBE

Dr Vicki Goodwin MBE

Senior Research Fellow

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South Cloisters 2.26

Vicki is a physiotherapist, specialising in the care of older people and community rehabilitation, in particular fall prevention and Parkinson’s. She has worked clinically in the South Devon area since 1995 until 2006 when she was awarded an NIHR Researcher Development Award to undertake a PhD at PCMD. However, she continues to have an honorary clinical role with Torbay and South Devon Health Care Trust. In 2015 she was made a fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for ‘significant contribution to the development of services for older people and contribution to the advancement of the physiotherapy profession’. She was made an MBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to physiotherapy.

Broad research specialisms

Vicki is interested in the rehabilitation of older people and is part of PenCLAHRC and the Complex Interventions team, where she is involved in projects relating to Parkinson’s, dementia, osteoporosis, stroke and older people.

Qualifications

  • 2017 Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • 2015 Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • 2011 PhD Medical Studies (PCMD)
  • 2000 MSc Healthcare (Exeter)
  • 1995 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (Salford)

Research

Research interests

Dr Goodwin's main research interest is the care of older people, particularly in relation to rehabilitation.

Research projects

  • Preventing falls in Parkinson’s (PDSAFE)
  • Older People and Physical Activity
  • Mealtime Interventions in Care home
  • Physiotherapy for people with dementia and hip fracture
  • Dynamic splinting for people with osteoporotic vertebral fractures (DiScOVer)
  • Home-based Etended Rehabilitation for Older people (HERO)
  • Amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE (Essence)

Current Grants/Funding

  • 2013-2017 NIHR HTA A Randomised Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of PDSAFE to prevent Falls among People with Parkinson's Disease
  • 2015-2018 NIHR RCDCP Research capacity in dementia care programme
  • 2016-17 NIHR Programme Development Grant Amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE (Essence)
  • 2017-2021 NIHR HTA Home-based Extended Rehabilitation for Older people (HERO): a randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness and cost effectivness of the HOPE exercise programme
  • 2017-2010 EPSRC VSimulators

Research grants

  • 2017 EPSRC
    Equipment grant to build a new virtual simulation facility
  • 2017 National Institute for Health Research HTA Programme
    Home-based Extended Rehabilitation for Older people (HERO)

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Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Goodwin VA, Hall AJ, Rogers E, Bethel A (2016). Orthotics and taping in the management of vertebral fractures in people with osteoporosis: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 6(5). Abstract.  Full text.
Fletcher E, Goodwin VA, Richards SH, Campbell JL, Taylor RS (2012). An exercise intervention to prevent falls in Parkinson's: an economic evaluation. BMC Health Serv Res, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Child S, Goodwin V, Garside R, Jones-Hughes T, Boddy K, Stein K (2012). Factors influencing the implementation of fall-prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies. Implementation Science, 91(7). Full text.
Goodwin VA, Richards SH, Henley W, Ewings P, Taylor AH, Campbell JL (2011). An exercise intervention to prevent falls in people with Parkinson's disease: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 82(11), 1232-1238. Abstract.  Full text.
Goodwin V, Jones-Hughes T, Thompsn-Coon J, Boddy K, Stein K (2011). Implementing the evidence for preventing falls among community-dwelling older people: a systematic review. Journal of Safety Research
Goodwin V, Martin FC, Husk J, Lowe D, Grant R, Potter J (2010). The national clinical audit of falls and bone health-secondary prevention of falls and fractures: a physiotherapy perspective. Physiotherapy, 96(1), 38-43. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Kieft E, Day J, McArdle P, Byng R, Goodwin V (In Press). Bridging the second gap in translation: a case study of barriers and facilitators to implementing Patient-initiated Clinics into secondary care. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare Full text.
Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Backhouse A, Moore D, Tarrant M (2017). Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Geriatr Nurs Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall AJ, Lang IA, Endacott R, Hall A, Goodwin VA (2017). Physiotherapy interventions for people with dementia and a hip fracture − a scoping review of the literature. Physiotherapy Full text.
Hall AJ, Watkins R, Lang IA, Endacott R, Goodwin VA (2017). The experiences of physiotherapists treating people with dementia who fracture their hip. BMC Geriatr, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Jie LJ, Goodwin V, Kleynen M, Braun S, Nunns M, Wilson M (2016). Analogy learning in Parkinson’s disease: a proof-of-concept study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23(3), 123-130. Abstract.  Full text.
Tarrant M, Warmoth K, Code C, Dean S, Goodwin VA, Stein K, Sugavanam T (2016). Creating psychological connections between intervention recipients: development and focus group evaluation of a group singing session for people with aphasia. BMJ Open, 6(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin VA, Paudyal P, Perry MG, Day N, Hawton A, Gericke C, Ukoumunne OC, Byng R (2016). Implementing a patient-initiated review system for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective, comparative service evaluation. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 22(3), 439-445. Abstract.  Full text.
Goodwin VA, Hall AJ, Rogers E, Bethel A (2016). Orthotics and taping in the management of vertebral fractures in people with osteoporosis: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 6(5). Abstract.  Full text.
Goodwin VA, Pickering R, Ballinger C, Roberts H, McIntosh E, Lamb S, Nieuwboer A, Rochester L, Ashburn A, PDSAFE Protocol Development Group, et al (2015). A multi-centre, randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of PDSAFE to prevent falls among people with Parkinson's: study protocol. BMC Neurol, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Child S, Goodwin VA, Perry MG, Gericke CA, Byng R (2015). Implementing a patient-initiated review system in rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative evaluation. BMC Health Serv Res, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Poltawski L, Boddy K, Forster A, Goodwin VA, Pavey AC, Dean S (2015). Motivators for uptake and maintenance of exercise: perceptions of long-term stroke survivors and implications for design of exercise programmes. Disabil Rehabil, 37(9), 795-801. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bollen JC, Dean SG, Siegert RJ, Howe TE, Goodwin VA (2014). A systematic review of measures of self-reported adherence to unsupervised home-based rehabilitation exercise programmes, and their psychometric properties. BMJ Open, 4(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Kleynen M, Wilson MR, Jie L-J, te Lintel Hekkert F, Goodwin VA, Braun SM (2014). Exploring the utility of analogies in motor learning after stroke: a feasibility study. Int J Rehabil Res, 37(3), 277-280. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hubbard RE, Goodwin VA, Llewellyn DJ, Warmoth K, Lang IA (2014). Frailty, financial resources and subjective well-being in later life. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 58(3), 364-369. Abstract.  Full text.
Hubbard RE, Goodwin VA, Llewellyn DJ, Warmoth K, Lang IA (2014). Frailty, financial resources and subjective well-being in later life. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 58(3), 364-369.
Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Whear R, Bethel A, Ukoumunne OC, Thompson-Coon J, Stein K (2014). Multiple component interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Geriatr, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Poltawski L, Briggs J, Forster A, Goodwin VA, James M, Taylor RS, Dean S (2013). Informing the design of a randomised controlled trial of an exercise-based programme for long term stroke survivors: lessons from a before-and-after case series study. BMC Res Notes, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Poltawski L, Abraham C, Forster A, Goodwin VA, Kilbride C, Taylor RS, Dean S (2013). Synthesising practice guidelines for the development of community-based exercise programmes after stroke. Implement Sci, 8 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Fletcher E, Goodwin VA, Richards SH, Campbell JL, Taylor RS (2012). An exercise intervention to prevent falls in Parkinson's: an economic evaluation. BMC Health Serv Res, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin V, Poltawski L, Kilbride C, Abraham C, Taylor RS, Forster A, Dean SG (2012). Exercise for Stroke survivors: a synthesis of evidence-based guidelines. JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 20, S245-S245. Author URL.
Child S, Goodwin V, Garside R, Jones-Hughes T, Boddy K, Stein K (2012). Factors influencing the implementation of fall-prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies. Implementation Science, 91(7). Full text.
Goodwin V, Dean SG (2012). Getting up from a fall: an unmet need. AGILITY(1), 10-12.
Goodwin VA, Richards SH, Henley W, Ewings P, Taylor AH, Campbell JL (2011). An exercise intervention to prevent falls in people with Parkinson's disease: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 82(11), 1232-1238. Abstract.  Full text.
Goodwin V, Jones-Hughes T, Thompsn-Coon J, Boddy K, Stein K (2011). Implementing the evidence for preventing falls among community-dwelling older people: a systematic review. Journal of Safety Research
Goodwin V, Martin FC, Husk J, Lowe D, Grant R, Potter J (2010). The national clinical audit of falls and bone health-secondary prevention of falls and fractures: a physiotherapy perspective. Physiotherapy, 96(1), 38-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Goodwin VA, Richards SH, Taylor RS, Taylor AH, Campbell JL (2008). The effectiveness of exercise interventions for people with Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Mov Disord, 23(5), 631-640. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Conferences

Pentecost CL, Richards DA, Goodwin V, Medina-Lara A (2016). ESSENCE: Amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE. A scoping review of the evidence.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sharpe R, Smith JR, Orr N, Phoenix C, Bethel A, Goodwin V, Lang I, Garside R (2016). PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS IN OLDER ADULTS: a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF REVIEWS.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Warmoth K, Dean S, Stein K, Code C, Goodwin V, Sugavanam T (2015). Singing for people with aphasia: a template for a new group intervention.  Author URL.
Dean S, Goodwin VA, Poltawski L, Stiles VH, Taylor R (2013). The IGO study: a 'before and after' case series to assess the safety and teaching of a technique designed for people with stroke to Independently Get up Off the floor.  Author URL.
Goodwin VA, Hubbard RE, Llewellyn D, Lang I (2012). CHANGES IN HEALTH STATUS AMONGST THE OLDEST-OLD: TRENDS OVER TWO DECADES IN THE ENGLISH POPULATION AGED 85+.  Author URL.
Hubbard RE, Lang IA, Goodwin V, Llewellyn DJ (2012). CHANGES IN MEDICATION PRESCRIBING FOR THE OLDEST OLD.  Author URL.
Hubbard RE, Lang IA, Goodwin V, Llewellyn DJ (2012). FRAILTY AND OBESITY IN LATER LIFE.  Author URL.
Goodwin VA, Hubbard RE, Llewellyn DJ, Lang IA (2012). HEALTH, WEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN OLDER PEOPLE.  Author URL.
Lang IA, Goodwin V, Hubbard R, Llewellyn DJ (2012). HEALTHY BEHAVIOURS IN MIDDLE AGE AND LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES FOR MORTALITY, PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION, AND MENTAL HEALTH.  Author URL.
Lang IA, Goodwin V, Hubbard RE, Llewellyn D (2012). HEALTHY BEHAVIOURS IN MIDDLE AGE: LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES FOR FUNCTIONING AND MORTALITY.  Author URL.
Lang I, Hubbard R, Goodwin V, Llewellyn DJ (2011). DOES FRAILTY EXPLAIN "AGE-RELATED" DECLINES IN WELLBEING IN LATER LIFE?.  Author URL.
Goodwin V (2010). Neurological conditions and falls. International Conference for Falls and Postural Stability. 1st Jan - 10th Sep 2010. Full text.
Goodwin V (2010). Preventing falls in Parkinson’s disease: the GETuP trial. British Geriatrics Society.

Reports

Goodwin V (2012). Guidelines for the physiotherapy management of older people at risk of falling. AGILE,  London.
Goodwin V, Ramaswamy B, Jones D, Ashburn A, Rochester L, Lindop F (2009). Quick Reference Cards (UK) and Guidance Notes for physiotherapists working with people with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson's Disease Society,  London.
Goodwin V, Ramaswamy B, Jones D, Ashburn A, Rochester L, Lindop F (2009). Quick Reference Cards (UK) and Guidance Notes for physiotherapists working with people with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson's Disease Society,  London.
Goodwin V, Ramaswamy B, Thomas J (2008). Core and service standards of physiotherapy practice for physiotherapists working with older people. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and AGILE,  London.

Publications by year


In Press

Kieft E, Day J, McArdle P, Byng R, Goodwin V (In Press). Bridging the second gap in translation: a case study of barriers and facilitators to implementing Patient-initiated Clinics into secondary care. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare Full text.

2017

Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Backhouse A, Moore D, Tarrant M (2017). Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Geriatr Nurs Abstract.  Author URL.
Hall AJ, Lang IA, Endacott R, Hall A, Goodwin VA (2017). Physiotherapy interventions for people with dementia and a hip fracture − a scoping review of the literature. Physiotherapy Full text.
Hall AJ, Watkins R, Lang IA, Endacott R, Goodwin VA (2017). The experiences of physiotherapists treating people with dementia who fracture their hip. BMC Geriatr, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Patel M, Pavic A, Goodwin V (2017). Wearable Inertial Sensors to Measure Biomechanical Fall Risk Factors in Older People: a Scoping Review Protocol.  Full text.

2016

Jie LJ, Goodwin V, Kleynen M, Braun S, Nunns M, Wilson M (2016). Analogy learning in Parkinson’s disease: a proof-of-concept study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23(3), 123-130. Abstract.  Full text.
Tarrant M, Warmoth K, Code C, Dean S, Goodwin VA, Stein K, Sugavanam T (2016). Creating psychological connections between intervention recipients: development and focus group evaluation of a group singing session for people with aphasia. BMJ Open, 6(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pentecost CL, Richards DA, Goodwin V, Medina-Lara A (2016). ESSENCE: Amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE. A scoping review of the evidence.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin VA, Paudyal P, Perry MG, Day N, Hawton A, Gericke C, Ukoumunne OC, Byng R (2016). Implementing a patient-initiated review system for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective, comparative service evaluation. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 22(3), 439-445. Abstract.  Full text.
Goodwin VA, Hall AJ, Rogers E, Bethel A (2016). Orthotics and taping in the management of vertebral fractures in people with osteoporosis: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 6(5). Abstract.  Full text.
Sharpe R, Smith JR, Orr N, Phoenix C, Bethel A, Goodwin V, Lang I, Garside R (2016). PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS IN OLDER ADULTS: a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF REVIEWS.  Author URL.

2015

Goodwin VA, Pickering R, Ballinger C, Roberts H, McIntosh E, Lamb S, Nieuwboer A, Rochester L, Ashburn A, PDSAFE Protocol Development Group, et al (2015). A multi-centre, randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of PDSAFE to prevent falls among people with Parkinson's: study protocol. BMC Neurol, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Child S, Goodwin VA, Perry MG, Gericke CA, Byng R (2015). Implementing a patient-initiated review system in rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative evaluation. BMC Health Serv Res, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Poltawski L, Boddy K, Forster A, Goodwin VA, Pavey AC, Dean S (2015). Motivators for uptake and maintenance of exercise: perceptions of long-term stroke survivors and implications for design of exercise programmes. Disabil Rehabil, 37(9), 795-801. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tarrant M, Warmoth K, Dean S, Stein K, Code C, Goodwin V, Sugavanam T (2015). Singing for people with aphasia: a template for a new group intervention.  Author URL.

2014

Bollen JC, Dean SG, Siegert RJ, Howe TE, Goodwin VA (2014). A systematic review of measures of self-reported adherence to unsupervised home-based rehabilitation exercise programmes, and their psychometric properties. BMJ Open, 4(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Kleynen M, Wilson MR, Jie L-J, te Lintel Hekkert F, Goodwin VA, Braun SM (2014). Exploring the utility of analogies in motor learning after stroke: a feasibility study. Int J Rehabil Res, 37(3), 277-280. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hubbard RE, Goodwin VA, Llewellyn DJ, Warmoth K, Lang IA (2014). Frailty, financial resources and subjective well-being in later life. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 58(3), 364-369. Abstract.  Full text.
Hubbard RE, Goodwin VA, Llewellyn DJ, Warmoth K, Lang IA (2014). Frailty, financial resources and subjective well-being in later life. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 58(3), 364-369.
Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Whear R, Bethel A, Ukoumunne OC, Thompson-Coon J, Stein K (2014). Multiple component interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Geriatr, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Poltawski L, Briggs J, Forster A, Goodwin VA, James M, Taylor RS, Dean S (2013). Informing the design of a randomised controlled trial of an exercise-based programme for long term stroke survivors: lessons from a before-and-after case series study. BMC Res Notes, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Poltawski L, Abraham C, Forster A, Goodwin VA, Kilbride C, Taylor RS, Dean S (2013). Synthesising practice guidelines for the development of community-based exercise programmes after stroke. Implement Sci, 8 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dean S, Goodwin VA, Poltawski L, Stiles VH, Taylor R (2013). The IGO study: a 'before and after' case series to assess the safety and teaching of a technique designed for people with stroke to Independently Get up Off the floor.  Author URL.

2012

Fletcher E, Goodwin VA, Richards SH, Campbell JL, Taylor RS (2012). An exercise intervention to prevent falls in Parkinson's: an economic evaluation. BMC Health Serv Res, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin VA, Hubbard RE, Llewellyn D, Lang I (2012). CHANGES IN HEALTH STATUS AMONGST THE OLDEST-OLD: TRENDS OVER TWO DECADES IN THE ENGLISH POPULATION AGED 85+.  Author URL.
Hubbard RE, Lang IA, Goodwin V, Llewellyn DJ (2012). CHANGES IN MEDICATION PRESCRIBING FOR THE OLDEST OLD.  Author URL.
Goodwin V, Poltawski L, Kilbride C, Abraham C, Taylor RS, Forster A, Dean SG (2012). Exercise for Stroke survivors: a synthesis of evidence-based guidelines. JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 20, S245-S245. Author URL.
Hubbard RE, Lang IA, Goodwin V, Llewellyn DJ (2012). FRAILTY AND OBESITY IN LATER LIFE.  Author URL.
Child S, Goodwin V, Garside R, Jones-Hughes T, Boddy K, Stein K (2012). Factors influencing the implementation of fall-prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies. Implementation Science, 91(7). Full text.
Goodwin V, Dean SG (2012). Getting up from a fall: an unmet need. AGILITY(1), 10-12.
Goodwin V (2012). Guidelines for the physiotherapy management of older people at risk of falling. AGILE,  London.
Goodwin VA, Hubbard RE, Llewellyn DJ, Lang IA (2012). HEALTH, WEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN OLDER PEOPLE.  Author URL.
Lang IA, Goodwin V, Hubbard R, Llewellyn DJ (2012). HEALTHY BEHAVIOURS IN MIDDLE AGE AND LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES FOR MORTALITY, PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION, AND MENTAL HEALTH.  Author URL.
Lang IA, Goodwin V, Hubbard RE, Llewellyn D (2012). HEALTHY BEHAVIOURS IN MIDDLE AGE: LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES FOR FUNCTIONING AND MORTALITY.  Author URL.

2011

Goodwin VA, Richards SH, Henley W, Ewings P, Taylor AH, Campbell JL (2011). An exercise intervention to prevent falls in people with Parkinson's disease: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 82(11), 1232-1238. Abstract.  Full text.
Lang I, Hubbard R, Goodwin V, Llewellyn DJ (2011). DOES FRAILTY EXPLAIN "AGE-RELATED" DECLINES IN WELLBEING IN LATER LIFE?.  Author URL.
Goodwin V, Jones-Hughes T, Thompsn-Coon J, Boddy K, Stein K (2011). Implementing the evidence for preventing falls among community-dwelling older people: a systematic review. Journal of Safety Research
Goodwin V (2011). The effect of targeted exercise on falls and function for people with parkinson's disease: a randomised controlled trial.

2010

Goodwin V (2010). Neurological conditions and falls. International Conference for Falls and Postural Stability. 1st Jan - 10th Sep 2010. Full text.
Goodwin V (2010). Preventing falls in Parkinson’s disease: the GETuP trial. British Geriatrics Society.
Goodwin V, Martin FC, Husk J, Lowe D, Grant R, Potter J (2010). The national clinical audit of falls and bone health-secondary prevention of falls and fractures: a physiotherapy perspective. Physiotherapy, 96(1), 38-43. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Goodwin V, Ramaswamy B, Jones D, Ashburn A, Rochester L, Lindop F (2009). Quick Reference Cards (UK) and Guidance Notes for physiotherapists working with people with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson's Disease Society,  London.
Goodwin V, Ramaswamy B, Jones D, Ashburn A, Rochester L, Lindop F (2009). Quick Reference Cards (UK) and Guidance Notes for physiotherapists working with people with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson's Disease Society,  London.

2008

Goodwin V, Ramaswamy B, Thomas J (2008). Core and service standards of physiotherapy practice for physiotherapists working with older people. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and AGILE,  London.
Goodwin VA, Richards SH, Taylor RS, Taylor AH, Campbell JL (2008). The effectiveness of exercise interventions for people with Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Mov Disord, 23(5), 631-640. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Awards and Honours

2017 MBE

2015 Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Honorary Member of AGILE (2011)


Committee/panel activities

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2015-)

  • Scientific Panel
  • Council
  • Research and Development

AGILE (Chartered Physiotherapists working with older people):

  • Research Officer (2004-2006; 2011-2015);
  • Journal editor (2012- 2013)
  • Chair (2006-2008)

British Geriatrics Society (BGS) Falls and Bone Health Specialist Section:

  • Committee member (2006-present);
  • Chair- 2013-2015

BGS Clinical Effectiveness Committee (2009-2012)


Editorial responsibilities

AGILITY (2012-2013)

Physiotherapy (2015-)


Invited lectures

Managing falls, frailty and co-morbidity. Falls prevention and management in older people conference. London April 2013

Effective exercise to prevent falls. South West Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Programme. Taunton Feb 2013

Neurological conditions and falls, 11th International Conference on Falls, and Postural Stability, Oxford Sept 2010

Group exercise and Parkinson’s disease. PDRehab study day, Birmingham Nov 2009

Parkinson’s disease and Falls. AGILE conference, Glasgow, Oct 2009

Parkinson’s disease and exercise. SPRING Conference, Gatwick, Sep 2009

Parkinson’s disease and Exercise. University of Central Lancashire, Sept 2009

Parkinson’s disease and exercise: is it worth the effort? SPRING (Specialist Parkinson’s Research Interest Group) National Forum, Taunton, April 2009

Physiotherapy and Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Disease Conference Torquay July 2007

Strength training and older people. ACPET conference, London, Feb 2007

Identifying those at risk: the Devon Falls Register. 7th International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability, Warwick, September 2006.

After the falls collaborative: the South Devon experience. Falls and Osteoporosis conference, Derby, November 2005.

Preventing Falls in Parkinson’s disease. National Conference of Parkinsons Disease Nurse Specialists, Coventry, January 2003.

  • SSU Theme Lead (Healthcare) BMBS Year 1
  • MSc Applied Health Research (Independent Research Module Lead)
  • Making sense of evidence

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